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Creators: Tom Elliott
Contributors: Sean Gillies
Copyright © Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 28, 2020 02:07 PM
Find out how to use and help improve the Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places.

Finding and Using Pleiades Content

All of the resources (places, names, locations, and connections) in Pleiades are free and open to the public. No login is required to:

  • Make full use of the simple search on our front page, the quick search on all our internal page, or the advanced search form;
  • View, link, print, and download the web pages for all published geographic resources;
  • Access and download the alternate serializations for all published geographic resources;
  • Interact programmatically with published content via our API; and
  • Download content en masse via our downloads page.

If you run into "access denied" errors, please email with detailed information, including the link to the page you were trying to access.

Correcting and Adding Content

People around the world can benefit from your involvement in Pleiades. Joining is easy, and once you're a community member you can help by contributing better coordinates for sites; identifying placenames in ancient sources; writing short essays about ancient places; adding links to good websites, books and articles; and even writing entirely new entries.

If you already have an account:

To sign up for an account:

Please send an email to requesting a Pleiades username and password. Be sure to include your real full name, a valid email address, any institutional affiliation (don't worry if you don't have one!), and a brief statement as to your reasons for wanting to join.

Please note that requesting and using a Pleiades account constitutes your agreement to all terms of the Pleiades Contributor Agreement. We also ask that you please read our letter concerning Pleiades and privacy.